When Not To Exfoliate

Even though exfoliating is a cornerstone of good skincare, there are times when we should not exfoliate.

Top of the list is when we have any degree of sunburn. Sunburned skin is too raw for exfoliation. The same goes for chapped skin – and for the same reason.

If your skin is sunburned or chapped, let it heal completely before you exfoliate it.

And avoid exfoliating on days when you are having a spa treatment or giving yourself a facial – anything outside of your normal skincare routine. At these times, your skin has enough going on already, and it needs time to rebalance itself.

The key to exfoliating is to do it regularly – once or twice a week – but only when your skin is ready for it. And gently!

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